Snoqualmie Tribe Vaccine Partnership wins Executive’s Award for Community Resilience

  Today King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the Snoqualmie Tribe Vaccine Partnership as the winner of the 11th annual Executive’s Award for Community Resilience for their collaborative effort to deliver tens of thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses to residents of east King County. The award is given each fall in recognition of outstanding efforts […]


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StrongHearts Native Helpline Statement for 2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Month

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, StrongHearts Native Helpline joins advocates, sister organizations and communities throughout Indian Country to raise awareness about domestic violence and to support and honor survivors and victims. This year, StrongHearts calls on everyone — advocates, tribal leaders, reservation and urban Indian community members, service providers and Native organizations — […]


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Indigenous-developed simulation space planned for WSU Spokane with Bank of America grant

September 1, 2021 WSU Health Sciences students learn and practice in a simulation space in the Center for Native American Health. Kevin Dudley, WSU Health Sciences Spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Spokane’s Native American Health Sciences (NAHS) program will build what is believed to be the nation’s first indigenous-developed and instructed clinical simulation […]


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Deadline Approaching: Request for Proposals for AHEAD in WIC Mini-Grants

The National WIC Association (NWA) is excited to announce the call for applications for the Advancing Health Equity to Achieve Diversity and Inclusion (AHEAD) in WIC mini-grants. This initiative aims to systematically build capacity within the WIC community to incorporate a health equity framework into WIC research, policy, and practice. During this phase of the […]


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Protecting Future Generations from High Health Risks of Commercial Tobacco Use and E-Cigarettes, including associated Risk linked to Coronavirus Disease 19

AIHC Pulling Together for Wellness Commercial Tobacco Prevention and Health Promotion Work Protecting Future Generations from High Health Risks of Commercial Tobacco Use and E-Cigarettes; including associated Risk linked to Coronavirus Disease 19 by Jan Ward Olmstead Comprehensive program support is needed to develop sustainable, Tribal and community-driven, culturally specific, and trauma-informed commercial tobacco prevention […]


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 WIC Fruit and Vegetable Benefits Increase to $35.00, What?! YES!

The purpose of the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Program, commonly referred to as “WIC”, is to support and improve the nutrition of pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children.  In Washington State, starting June 1, the fruit and vegetable benefits for WIC participants will rise to $35.00 per participant […]


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A Major Win for Moms and Families: Governor Inslee signs the Medicaid Postpartum Extension Bill

by Cindy Gamble Giving birth and caring for a brand new, totally dependent human being while figuring out baby cues and researching parenting strategies is hard work. Many new moms need support in their new roles of “the most important person in the world” and “the milk train”. Although making babies can be quite easy, […]


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The Nonprofit Community Recovery Grant application is due May 24.

The Department of Commerce is providing grants to help nonprofits recover from economic impacts of COVID-19. They have partnered with ArtsFund to deliver the funds. We are working to help promote the opportunity as this is a very short timeline and we want to support nonprofits in accessing these funds. The Nonprofit Community Recovery Grant application is […]


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Getting your Flu shot could be more Important than ever as COVID-19 is still spreading

During this pandemic, the last thing we need is to start an outbreak of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and seasonal flu on top of COVID-19.  CDC recommends that all people 6 months and older get a yearly flu vaccine.  While it’s not possible to say with certainty what will happen in the fall and winter, […]


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